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Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:12 am
I represent a unique district on the west side of Springfield and Sangamon County – one with many dedicated state workers and many others who rely on the state for funding or services. We also have...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:13 am

Or corporate takeover?

The Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership, to be voted on by Congress soon, is a quilt of many colors, disparate pieces stitched together. This is a complex bill which you probably will support if you belie...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:13 am
 The Springfield mayor and city council should be commended for discussing a variety of needs facing the city. Infrastructure, a city planner, Hunter Lake and the mansion block, to name a few. Th...
Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:12 am
 The Korean conflict from 1950-53 is often called “America’s Forgotten War.” For the families of Americans killed or missing there, it is anything but forgotten. This week (July 27) marks t...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:15 am
 I stumbled across a documentary about Barack Obama’s ’08 presidential campaign the other night while browsing through Netflix. “Perfect,” I thought, and settled back in anticipation of a...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:15 am

Public servant, writer, raconteur

 IT readers and Springfield residents in general have lost a good friend with the untimely passing of Illinois Times guest columnist Phil Bradley. Bradley, 72, of Chatham, died June 27. At one ti...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:16 am

A Republican who misses the old GOP

 President Eisenhower said, “If you aren’t in the middle of the road, you are in the gutter.”What he expressed 60-plus years ago applies to today’s Facebook. Sure, there are lots of...
Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:14 am

Thrown out of its room in 1887, this isn’t the museum’s first rodeo

 One of the many casualties of the state budget disaster has been the closure of the Illinois State Museum, which is scheduled to reopen next month, with an admission charge. It is not the only t...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am

Here’s why it’s time to support Hillary

 Dear Nora and Michael,     I took my Bernie sign down today.  The yard looks a little bare.  He would have made a great president.  But fair is fair.  He just ...

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